Apartment manager arrested, stole over $20,000 from tenants paying monthly rent

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 3:45pm

A Zachary woman has been arrested on fraud and theft charges after stealing money from apartment tenants.

Myrtis Shanklin, 53, was a manager at Scenic Garden Homes Apartments, located on Scenic Hwy. Between the months of June 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, Shanklin stole in excess of $20,000 from tenants who were paying their monthly rent.

Shanklin was charged with 42 counts of Bank Fraud and 1 count of Felony Theft.

She was booked into East Baton Rouge Prison.  

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